Right-wing media are making April Fools of us with news blackout on Labour Party

Does Labour really have a communication problem? Or do our right-wing papers have a problem communicating anything other than repeated claims that the party is in trouble, in the hope that their words become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

This Writer reckons the Skwawkbox blog had it right today, pointing out that Labour’s John McDonnell released information to the press that Tory tax giveaways to the rich and corporations will total around £20 billion by the year 2022, while the ‘JAMs’ (Just About Managing) that Theresa May mentioned when she moved into Downing Street are forgotten.

Did the papers cover it? No.

There was nothing in the Guardian or the Mirror – both supposedly left-wing papers – and the i newspaper headlined its front page claiming Labour is heading for a “new low” in next month’s local elections [above].

If Labour is heading for a fall, it’s because these papers aren’t doing their job, which is to report the news impartially.

Which papers do you buy?

Do you really think they tell you the news? You’re almost certainly reading right-wing propaganda, designed to poison your mind against the only political organisation that could possibly stop the Tories.

And, you know what?

It seems their plan is working.

Labour research reveals that the Tories’ tax changes that came into effect on 1 April will see £2.5 billion in tax giveaways alone handed out to big business and a wealthy few in 2017/18.

The figures also reveal that by 2022, Tory Tax giveaways that came into effect on 1 April could total around £20 billion, which includes over £2 billion in corporation tax giveaways to big corporations like Google in the next year alone.

These changes will take place at the same time as the Government goes ahead with billions of pounds worth of cuts to low income working families on in-work benefits.

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, said: “This April the Tories are taking working families for fools by thinking they can hand out billions of pounds in tax giveaways to big business and the super-rich and expect no one to care, while at the same time cutting in-work benefits to the low paid.

“These figures show the true priorities of Theresa May and Philip Hammond. They refuse to ensure that big corporations like Google pay their fair share, while they are handing out huge tax giveaways worth billions, and cutting the incomes of low paid people in our country.

“Only Labour will create a fair tax system: one in which all big businesses pay their fair-share and working families are supported by ending the tax giveaways at the top, bringing in a £10 an hour Real Living Wage by 2020, and reversing the cuts to in-work benefits.”

Source: This April the Tories are taking working families for fools – John McDonnell

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6 thoughts on “Right-wing media are making April Fools of us with news blackout on Labour Party

  1. hugosmum70

    not with me it isnt. i do not buy newspapers nor have i done so for many years recognising long ago that they rarely tell the truth unless its a disaster in which case they make it more than it is often to sell papers. i rely solely on itv news(rarely watched i might add but if its news i am after its itv i go to not BBC .MSN news on here and blogs.which i often check out to make sure they are accurate,or as accurate as one can get.

    1. Rusty

      Have you watched Going underground on RT ( Russia today ) hosted by an ex bbc reporter.

  2. dcensor

    What annoys me is we have 24 hour news coverage. Why isnt he putting himself in front of a camera. Newsnight, C4news, Sky etc. Why isnt there a promotional tweet/FB being posted by JC morning and night. Its not the 80s where you need a print media to take your story to the public. Its a shocking media stratergy and its one of my real hang ups about JC.

  3. Roy Beiley

    Just watched BBC news at 1pm. Clip of Theresa May talking about visit to Middle East. Another clip of Philip Hammond doing walkabout in some Indian market promoting possible trade links while a near hysterical reporter was enthusing how important important this would be. Then cut to doleful Hammond telling us how much easier it would to agree bi,-lateral trade deal than the 12 years and counting it has taken 27countries in EU to not yet agree a trade deal with India. When it came to mentioning Jeremy Cobyn’s new agenda however only a shot of him walking to the podium and a series of bullet points out up on screen. Pitiful and shameful attempt to skew the news.

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